I’m a self declared coffee addict. I’ll take a hot cup of joe any way I can get it. Usually, it’s just a little vanilla creamer, but sometimes it’s nice to mix it up. Sure, you could just stir some plain sugar or flavored creamer into your coffee, but that wouldn’t be as much fun as creating and adding a few Peppermint Sugar Cubes would it?
These tasty sugar cubes make your coffee less habit and more ritual, they can also be added to hot tea or hot cocoa to sweeten and brighten up their flavor as well. I’m quite fond of peppermint and have been adding these delicious peppermint sugar cubes to almost all my hot beverages these days!
Peppermint Sugar Cubes Ingredients:
½ cup sugar
Water, spray bottle
A silicone mold
Peppermint Sugar Cubes Directions:
Unwrap and place peppermints into a small food processor (you could also use a clean coffee grinder) and chop until they are ground up, you can leave them rough or until they are a fine powder, this is totally up to you. You want the hard mints not the soft ones.
Now you want to slowly add water, you can drop it by the teaspoon full or spray it with a water bottle, which is my preferred method. Stir and add, stir and add water until your mixture is just slightly dampened, too much and it’s just flavored sugar water. If you squeeze a bit in your hand it should clump together.
Scoop and press the mixture into a silicone mold, be sure to fill in all the corners and then press firmly into place with the back of your spoon. I make each of mine about 2-3 teaspoons, even though that means that my mold may not be completely full, this gives a good idea of how much you are adding to your drink.
Let your peppermint sugar cubes dry overnight and then remove them carefully from the mold.
Place them in a pretty airtight jar on your coffee bar, they will last for months and months.